Staff 2018/19 - Activity Standard Occupational Classification
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Activity Standard Occupational Classification
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This field records the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC2010) of the contract activity
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All contract activity records
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Each contract must have at least one activity, an associated HESA cost centre and a proportion (Activity.ACTSOC, Activity.CCENTRE and Activity.CCPROP). The activity associated with a contract defines the role of the staff member and the HESA cost centre indicates where that activity takes place within the higher education provider (HEP). Further information on Coding activities and HESA cost centres is available under the 'Further guidance' section of the manual.
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a common classification of occupational information for the United Kingdom. Within the context of the classification jobs are classified in terms of their skill level and skill content. Further information on SOC2010 is available on the ONS website.
A Computer Assisted Structured Coding Tool (Cascot) is available from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to assist HEPs allocate SOC codes for their staff. This system allows job titles to be allocated to SOC2010 codes. Further details and a link to this online resource is available from the Warwick IER Cascot web page.
SOC2010 Major Groups are defined by the first digit of the code.
HESA has commissioned a HE specific coding index which is closely based on the Standard Occupational Classification, and which is designed to aid in assigning staff to the relevant codes: Occupational Coding for Higher Education Staff.
Quality rules to follow
Data type: ACTSOCCodeContentType
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